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Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure


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#1 Lost Dragon

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:11 AM

So, after mentioning else where that retro gamer were basically running out of the big name Lynx games to cover and thus we were know seeing titles like Slime world covered, i wondered how long before further 'Marmite' titles would be covered (Kung Food having already been touched apon in an earlier issue).

 

 

1 that springs to mind is Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure.

 

I've seen people praise the game:

 

http://www.billandte...vgatarilynx.htm

 

Seem non-plussed by it-UK Magazine Gamezone gave it something like 50% at review  describing it as "ok, but nothing to write home about at all" and in the Console Countdown Mini-reviews section it's awareded a mere 2/5..."nothing special".

 

 

 

Lynx User Magazine Issue 7 July 93 (under The Good, The Bad And The Ugly feature) 7/10 "quite interesting to play, but does drag on a bit".

 

 

And people really, really hate the game, ST Format giving it a mere 14%describing it as "dreadfully dreary...completely lacking gameplay.....(being) dull, insipid and lack lusture"

 

 

Ending review with:

 

"If you only destroy one game in your life by stabbing it repeatedly with the serious end of a sharp cutlass, make it this one. 'Nuff said?"

 

 

 

So any fans of the game on here?

 

UK Press overly harsh or is the game simply OK?

 

I welcome any/all thoughts/comments.


Edited by Lost Dragon, 31 January 2017 - 08:21 AM.


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 01:40 PM

 

Seem non-plussed by it-UK Magazine Gamezone gave it something like 50% at review  describing it as "ok, but nothing to write home about at all" and in the Console Countdown Mini-reviews section it's awareded a mere 2/5..."nothing special".

Same situation in Germany. The Lynx wasn't very popular in our Gazettes. That is the main reason for buying my first Lynx not till 1997.

Look at that sad example: http://www.kultboy.c...ebersicht/6280/


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 04:00 PM

:) Europe stands united it seems.

 

So, so far, it's looking like a pretty Meh game?

 

No doubt by the time RG gets around to looking at it, it'll be classed as a defining game, this months issue has 1 of the lowest scoring C64 games, Heli Drop, 11% Zzap64 being used as a showcase game.

 

were the German games press any kinder to the GB/Game Gear?



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Posted 31 January 2017 - 06:04 PM

To the Gameboy they were very kind, Game Gear mildly harder.
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Posted 31 January 2017 - 06:58 PM

Wow, Lynx Press really not keen on this one.

 

Just found full solution to game in Lynx User Issue 5.

 

Game described as "..one of the most frustrating games in the history of the Lynx".

 

If this does get covered by today's Retro press, i cannot wait to see how they wrap this one up.

 

@TeddyGermany:Wonder if the press reaction was in part due to advertising revenues?

 

More GB users, more publishers, thus more adverts?.



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 01:09 PM

 

:) Europe stands united it seems.

Quite unusual, isn't it? ;)

 

 

More GB users, more publishers, thus more adverts?.

Only a rascal have a bad vibe about this! B)


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 02:36 PM

I had this in the late 90's and actually enjoyed playing it....until I got stuck in a level and couldn't figure out how to progress.

 

I look forward to playing it again at some point in the future.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 03:39 PM

Got the complete guide to it sat here in the cupboard, if that's any help?

 

So NSG, you'd be in camp of UK Press a bit harsh?

 

@TeddyGermany: :-) Yep, in this political climate, very, very unusal to here of a United Europe.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 10:46 PM

Got the complete guide to it sat here in the cupboard, if that's any help?

 

So NSG, you'd be in camp of UK Press a bit harsh?

 

@TeddyGermany: :-) Yep, in this political climate, very, very unusal to here of a United Europe.

 

First of all, I'm not a big fan of percentage scores. They can be a bit cold and lack something. 

But yes, based only on memory, this was not a 50% game (half a game?)

I do hope to review lynx games in the future including this one.


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 12:37 PM

From a UK perspective ACE took the whole review score way too seriousily.

 

I mean scoring out of a 1000?, plus a PIC (predicted interest graph?) come on, it's just video games.

 

I've always felt if a reviewer can write (or these days talk through) about a games plus and minus points, wether it makes good use of hardware and offers VFM or not, reader/viewer what ever, can make a judgement off that, you don't need a score as in months/years to come they'd often admit they over/under scored a title and why.

 

 

Looking forward to your review NSG.






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